The HP Photosmart M23 is a 4 megapixel digital camera with a 1x Optical Zoom from HP.
HP Photosmart M23 Technical specifications
4 megapixel resolution
7x digital zoom
Dimensions/Weight: 3.78â€œ x 1.13â€ x 1.93â€œ (LWH) .26lbs without batteries .37lbs with batteries
16 MB internal memory for storing photos
3.8 cm (1.5 inch) outdoor-viewable LCD
SD/MMC card slot for storing additional photos
Direct Printing capability to USB-enabled HP Photosmart or Deskjet Printers
NiMH rechargeable AA batteries, power cord and AC adapter included
Exif 2.2 support
CNET Reviews has a HP Photosmart M23 Review and writes:
“With the plethora of affordable digital cameras available now, we have to wonder why HP is offering one without an optical zoom. Equipped with only a 7X digital zoom, this 4-megapixel camera doesn’t cost much; however, sluggish performance and mediocre image quality overshadow the Photosmart M23’s ease of use, attractive design, and price point. If you’re in the market for an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera, you’re better off paying a few more dollars or dropping to a 3-megapixel model and getting an optical zoom.”
Appreciated features of the HP Photosmart M23 : Weatherproof body; small, attractive design; easy to use; built-in help system; cheap.
The camera makes it to a 5.0 points (Average) rating: “Ease of use and an affordable price don’t make up for this camera’s poor performance, below-average image quality, and lack of optical zoom.”